Laws passed, Greece to open bailout talks as recession pushes goals further

Greece’s creditors prepared on Thursday for the start of bailout talks in Athens, after lawmakers adopted a second package of reform measures before dawn despite a left wing rebellion that may bring early elections. In a sign of how the goal of coming to grips with the country’s debt is swiftly sliding even further away, Greece’s most influential think tank ... Read More »

Wild night at Eldora Speedway

The truck race Wednesday night at the Eldora Speedway dirt track might’ve been the best NASCAR event of the entire season. But it also demonstrated why such a race will likely never be part of the Sprint Cup schedule. The race was dominated by a couple of youngsters who grew up on dirt, Christopher Bell and Bobby Pierce. Bell won ... Read More »

Splendor App Review: From the Table to the Pocket Computer

Splendor is one of the best and most popular new Eurogames released in the last two years, a highly accessible game whose elegant rules mask layers of complexity in ways to play and win (or lose). It was a natural for an adaptation as an app for tablets, but the designers ofSplendor did something particularly sharp: They partnered with Days ... Read More »

Stopped in its tracks

U.S. District Judge Catherine Eagles reinforced Thursday what Greensboro residents and city leaders have said for months. The changes forced on their City Council by the state legislature had no rational basis. But Greensboro residents and city leaders had no power to stop it. Eagles did. She heard arguments in court Thursday morning and, several hours later, granted an injunction ... Read More »

Microsoft launches WhatsApp-style messaging app

Microsoft is launching a new email app, after admitting that its current Outlook email app is too slow. The firm is developing the WhatsApp-style app through Microsoft Garage, built specifically for ‘brief, snappy communications’. The app, dubbed ‘Send’, is currently available for iPhones in the US and Canada, and will also soon come to Windows Phone and Android. The firm ... Read More »

Morristown police getting new SUV, computer

MORRISTOWN — The Morristown Police Department will get a new SUV to replace a car after the Morristown Town Council approved the purchase Wednesday night. “By the time you get it on the road, you’re probably close to $40,000,” Clerk Treasurer Don Roberts said. The 2-wheel drive SUV will be purchased through a state bid with Kelley Chevrolet in Fort ... Read More »


  BY MITCH GENTRY AND ALAINA YEEAre you ready for the next iteration of Windows? If you’re planning to update your system as soon as Windows 10 launches next Wednesday, you’ve got some work to do. It doesn’t matter if you intend to do an upgrade instead of a clean install—you’ll still want to ensure a smooth transition. We’ve outlined ... Read More »

Typhoon 01C (Halola), #42

1:30 p.m. Friday, July 24, Japan time: Here’s the latest Typhoon Halola wind-forecast timeline for Okinawa from Kadena Air Base’s 18th Wing Weather Flight; not much change to it: Onset of 40-mph sustained winds: 5 a.m. Saturday. Onset of 58-mph sustained winds, 9 a.m. Saturday. Peak 58-mph sustained winds, 86-mph gusts for Okinawa, noon Saturday (46-mph sustained, 63-mph gusts for ... Read More »

Astronomers discover most Earth-like planet yet

A planet believed to be remarkably similar to Earth has been discovered orbiting a distant sun-like star, bolstering hopes of finding life elsewhere in the universe, US scientists said on Thursday. The planet, which is about 60 percent bigger than Earth, is located 1,400 light years away in the constellation Cygnus. It was discovered by astronomers using NASA’s Kepler space ... Read More »

DOL Proposed Overtime Rules Raise Possibility of Expansion of Computer Professional Exemption

Last week’s announcement by the Department of Labor of proposed changes to its Part 541 overtime exemption rules appropriately focused on the huge increase to the salary test required for exempt employees. Buried within the proposal are some intriguing hints from DOL that could impact employers’ ability to use the Computer Professional exemption. The Computer Professional exemption was added to ... Read More »